Housekeeping Aid

Department Of Veterans Affairs Portland , OR 97228

Posted 4 weeks ago

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Summary

The incumbent possesses significant knowledge of infection control and hazardous waste procedures to ensure compliance with all VA healthcare and safety directives and regulations. The incumbent of this position performs specialized tasks in completing cleaning duties in critical patient care areas that require the highest level of sanitation.

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Responsibilities

Sanitation maintenance tasks include but are not limited to: dust mopping and wet mopping, cleaning restrooms, showers, and related fixtures, vacuuming carpets, dusting ledges, washing furniture, washing walls, and removing and disposing of trash. Uses a germicidal detergent solution to disinfect all surfaces. Performs periodical sanitation maintenance that includes deep scrubbing or stripping floors, applying floor finish, shampooing carpet or furniture fabric, and wall washing. Is sometimes required to move furniture for the purpose of floor maintenance or for office relocation. Occasionally has to perform the full range of housekeeping duties in the operating room.

Work Schedule: Variable Tours available, discussed during interview process.

Position Description Title/PD#: /20900-A

Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

None

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3566 Custodial Working

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Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job

  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required

  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959

  • You may be required to serve a probationary period

  • Subject to a background/security investigation

  • Pre-employment physical required

  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process

Qualifications

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 10/24/2020.

EXPERIENCE: A specific length of training and experience is not required, but you must show evidence of training or experience of sufficient scope and quality of your ability to do the work of this position. Evidence which demonstrates you possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of this position must be supported by detailed descriptions of such on your resume. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Federal Wage System Qualification Standards.

SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT: Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which usually appears as question 1 in the on-line questionnaire. Those applicants who appear to possess at least the minimal acceptable qualification requirement are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated. The potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the Job Elements:

  • Dexterity and Safety

  • Interpret Instructions, Specifications (other than blueprint reading)

  • Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment

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Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions: The position requires performance of work which involves light physical effort, such as that involved in using vacuum cleaners and dry mops; continually standing, bending, stooping and reaching; frequently lifting and emptying waste baskets; frequently pushing carts loaded with waste; and lifting and carrying items weighing up to 20 pounds. Also performs work which involves moderate to heavy physical effort, such as required to move heavy equipment and furniture, i.e., heavy industrial vacuum cleaners, heavy duty floor scrubbers and buffers, couches, beds, etc., and lifting, carrying and/or moving items weighing up to 40-50 pounds.

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This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

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Housekeeping Aid

Department Of Veterans Affairs